Validity Extensions for Passports and Driver’s Licenses: Something To Look Forward To

Validity Extension

If you’ve ever lined up to get your driver’s license and passport renewed, you pretty much have an idea how these processes can take up so much of your schedule.  Both are needed in order to perform mundane tasks such as driving yourself to work and your children to school, or traveling for business or leisure.  And because of that, you have no choice but to go through the renewal processes, at least once every five years.

The incoming administration is reportedly considering the extension of the validity periods of Passports and Driver’s Licenses — from the short period of five years for passports and three years for driver’s licenses, to 10 years for both.

According to recent reports, the idea stemmed from the public’s clamor for means to save on time, effort, and money when processing the renewal of these IDs.  The DFA also considered the fact that the U.S. Embassy now grants 10-year multiple entry visas to Pinoy applicants and thus, it is but fitting to make passports valid for the same period for the traveler’s convenience.

The public is forewarned that should the idea progress and be implemented soon, they can expect additional costs on the processing of the said IDs.  A 10-year passport validity would mean more pages (from 44 pages to 60 pages) and that would entail cost.

Are you in favor of this proposal or would you rather retain the current validity periods for passports and driver’s licenses?



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13 thoughts on “Validity Extensions for Passports and Driver’s Licenses: Something To Look Forward To

  1. Gud morning po.. Tanong q lng po kng mgkano po ang babayaran ng late registration po.. 1 yr old p lng po ang bb q, nkapending kc sa ospital ng maynila ang record nya kya dpa nka file.. May ngsabi kc sakn ngwork sa manila city hall na 3k ang bayaran…kya hnggang ngaun dpa npa rehistro anak q kc nga ganun ka kalaki ng hiningi nla… At pg ngfile na po mga ilang days ang release…salamat po

  2. Hindi dapat dgdagan ang regular passport fees kahit na mdgdagan pa ang validity ng passport from 5 to 10 years period at hindi rin dgdagan pa mga pages at kht dgdgan mga pages dahil phrap lang cgurado yun sa mga passport applicants hindi nmn kc lahat ng applikante mayyaman…

    1. Nag renew po ako ngayon ng passport ko at by oct 1 po mag start ako ng driving license kk dito s dubai? Automatic po b n active pa philhealth at sss ko?pano po ba malaman??

  3. Gud pm po!

    Gusto ko po sanang makapg continue po ako ng hulog ng sss at philhealth ko,since 2010 po last kong hulog nakapunta po kasi ko ng dubai till now..pano po ba at ano po b dapat kong simulan ulit??

    Maraming salamat po,

    Eloisafe zabala

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